The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1185 977 932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.94% 19.93% 19.62%
As % of the Vendors category 45.89% 39.11% 39.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1080 840 862
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £21,976 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2582 2498 2341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.81% 50.97% 49.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2273 2065 2042
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 501 £38,500 +2.66% 83
Coventry +12 157 £40,000 +7.38% 19
Warwickshire -8 119 £32,500 -9.72% 17
Staffordshire -1 108 £37,500 +13.63% 16
Solihull -5 66 £35,000 +4.47% 7
Worcestershire +5 55 £34,000 -6.84% 7
Wolverhampton -1 38 £35,000 +7.46% 4
Shropshire +5 36 £32,250 +46.75% 6
Walsall +4 18 £33,250 -0.74% 2
Herefordshire +1 10 £30,000 +20.00% 2
West Bromwich 0 8 £25,250 -22.30%
Dudley -6 7 £27,500 -21.42%
Sutton Coldfield -4 2 £27,250 -9.16%
Stourbridge +2 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Halesowen -1 1 £32,500 -2.98%
Kingswinford - 1 £45,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Wednesbury - 1 £21,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 912 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 881 (37.96%) MS Excel
3 878 (37.83%) Windows
4 858 (36.97%) SQL
5 729 (31.41%) .NET
6 677 (29.17%) C#
7 525 (22.62%) ASP.NET
8 485 (20.90%) VMware
9 466 (20.08%) Active Directory
10 430 (18.53%) HTML
11 388 (16.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 383 (16.50%) CSS
13 382 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
14 375 (16.16%) SharePoint
15 365 (15.73%) JavaScript
16 332 (14.30%) MS Office
17 319 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 318 (13.70%) Citrix
19 309 (13.31%) ITIL
20 304 (13.10%) MVC
21 293 (12.62%) jQuery
22 292 (12.58%) MS Exchange
23 263 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
24 260 (11.20%) .NET Framework
24 260 (11.20%) T-SQL
25 254 (10.94%) Degree
26 247 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
27 233 (10.04%) Finance
28 223 (9.61%) Ajax
29 218 (9.39%) VB.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 375 (16.16%) SharePoint
2 292 (12.58%) MS Exchange
3 144 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 127 (5.47%) IIS
5 109 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 84 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 74 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 72 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 68 (2.93%) Lync
10 58 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
11 53 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
12 49 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
13 27 (1.16%) CMS
14 23 (0.99%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.95%) Tomcat
16 20 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
17 19 (0.82%) Umbraco
18 18 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 17 (0.73%) SAS
19 17 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 881 (37.96%) MS Excel
2 332 (14.30%) MS Office
3 61 (2.63%) MS Project
4 58 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 40 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.52%) Simulink
7 11 (0.47%) Stateflow
7 11 (0.47%) TargetLink
8 8 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.34%) Fireworks
8 8 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.30%) SPSS
10 5 (0.22%) RoboHelp
10 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.043%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.043%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 135 (5.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 30 (1.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 18 (0.78%) Agresso
6 10 (0.43%) Line 500
7 7 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.22%) Summit
10 4 (0.17%) Servitor
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
12 2 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.086%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.086%) Maximo
12 2 (0.086%) e-Work
12 2 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.086%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 112 (4.83%) Office 365
2 76 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.82%) SaaS
4 7 (0.30%) IaaS
5 5 (0.22%) GitHub
6 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.086%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.043%) PaaS
8 1 (0.043%) Heroku
8 1 (0.043%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 146 (6.29%) LAN
2 137 (5.90%) SAN
3 132 (5.69%) TCP/IP
4 131 (5.64%) Firewall
5 126 (5.43%) DNS
6 119 (5.13%) WAN
7 93 (4.01%) DHCP
8 72 (3.10%) Internet
9 63 (2.71%) VPN
10 43 (1.85%) NAS
11 30 (1.29%) Unified Communications
11 30 (1.29%) iSCSI
11 30 (1.29%) NetScaler
12 27 (1.16%) Network Security
13 26 (1.12%) Wireless
13 26 (1.12%) IP Telephony
13 26 (1.12%) VLAN
14 25 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (1.08%) VoIP
15 19 (0.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 912 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 247 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 215 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 210 (9.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 115 (4.95%) Relational Database
6 111 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 105 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 98 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 57 (2.46%) RDBMS
10 54 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
12 42 (1.81%) Oracle Database
13 40 (1.72%) MS Access
14 27 (1.16%) DB2
15 26 (1.12%) MySQL
16 23 (0.99%) OLAP
16 23 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (0.95%) Cognos Analysis Studio
17 22 (0.95%) Cognos Report Studio
18 21 (0.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 176 (7.58%) Visual Studio
2 99 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (2.93%) Subversion
4 44 (1.90%) NUnit
5 41 (1.77%) Git (software)
6 35 (1.51%) MSTest
7 31 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
7 31 (1.34%) Moq
8 12 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
9 11 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.39%) NetAdvantage
11 9 (0.39%) LLBLGen Pro
12 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.30%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.30%) Toad
13 7 (0.30%) ERwin
13 7 (0.30%) Hudson
13 7 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 233 (10.04%) Finance
2 91 (3.92%) Advertising
3 61 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 58 (2.50%) Automotive
5 44 (1.90%) Retail
6 38 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 37 (1.59%) Legal
8 36 (1.55%) Marketing
9 18 (0.78%) Front Office
10 17 (0.73%) Banking
11 15 (0.65%) Back Office
12 14 (0.60%) Electronics
13 12 (0.52%) Law
14 7 (0.30%) Games
14 7 (0.30%) Local Government
15 6 (0.26%) Billing
15 6 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.13%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.086%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 762 (32.83%) Developer
2 434 (18.70%) Analyst
3 258 (11.12%) .NET Developer
4 195 (8.40%) Consultant
5 135 (5.82%) C# Developer
6 127 (5.47%) Senior Developer
7 124 (5.34%) Software Developer
8 123 (5.30%) Architect
8 123 (5.30%) Support Engineer
9 117 (5.04%) Support Analyst
10 112 (4.83%) Administrator
11 94 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
12 82 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
13 72 (3.10%) Team Leader
14 67 (2.89%) DBA
15 65 (2.80%) Project Manager
16 61 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 61 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
17 60 (2.59%) ASP.NET Developer
17 60 (2.59%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 729 (31.41%) .NET
2 525 (22.62%) ASP.NET
3 430 (18.53%) HTML
4 383 (16.50%) CSS
5 293 (12.62%) jQuery
6 260 (11.20%) .NET Framework
7 223 (9.61%) Ajax
8 191 (8.23%) XML
9 150 (6.46%) WCF
10 149 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 140 (6.03%) HTML5
12 126 (5.43%) Web Services
13 114 (4.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 93 (4.01%) WPF
15 70 (3.02%) LINQ
16 63 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 60 (2.59%) CSS3
18 59 (2.54%) AngularJS
19 50 (2.15%) WinForms
20 48 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 195 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (3.19%) Computer Science
3 72 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 67 (2.89%) Clustering
5 33 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
6 31 (1.34%) User Experience
7 28 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (1.21%) Statistics
8 27 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.03%) Mathematics
10 22 (0.95%) Visualisation
11 21 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.78%) Blackberry
13 16 (0.69%) Open Source
14 15 (0.65%) iPhone
14 15 (0.65%) iPad
14 15 (0.65%) Algorithms
15 14 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
15 14 (0.60%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 878 (37.83%) Windows
2 263 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 182 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 163 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 148 (6.38%) Linux
6 139 (5.99%) Windows 7
7 91 (3.92%) Windows 8
8 72 (3.10%) UNIX
9 58 (2.50%) Windows XP
10 29 (1.25%) Solaris
11 28 (1.21%) Windows Vista
12 27 (1.16%) Android
13 15 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.52%) CentOS
16 9 (0.39%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (13.31%) ITIL
3 304 (13.10%) MVC
4 198 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
5 186 (8.01%) CRM
6 164 (7.07%) Project Management
7 149 (6.42%) Web Development
8 142 (6.12%) Scrum
9 120 (5.17%) TDD
10 116 (5.00%) Software Engineering
11 96 (4.14%) OO
12 88 (3.79%) Mentoring
13 85 (3.66%) ETL
14 83 (3.58%) Service Delivery
14 83 (3.58%) Migration
14 83 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
15 81 (3.49%) E-Commerce
16 70 (3.02%) PRINCE2
17 67 (2.89%) Time Management
18 63 (2.71%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 858 (36.97%) SQL
2 677 (29.17%) C#
3 365 (15.73%) JavaScript
4 260 (11.20%) T-SQL
5 218 (9.39%) VB.NET
6 86 (3.71%) VB
7 83 (3.58%) Java
8 70 (3.02%) PHP
9 67 (2.89%) C++
10 55 (2.37%) PL/SQL
11 43 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 40 (1.72%) VBA
13 38 (1.64%) VBScript
14 32 (1.38%) C
15 27 (1.16%) XAML
16 26 (1.12%) VB6
17 24 (1.03%) Python
18 12 (0.52%) X++
19 11 (0.47%) Assembly Language
20 7 (0.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 388 (16.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 254 (10.94%) Degree
3 172 (7.41%) MCSE
4 92 (3.96%) Security Cleared
5 91 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 84 (3.62%) MCP
7 81 (3.49%) MCITP
8 79 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
9 73 (3.15%) MCSA
10 71 (3.06%) MCTS
11 65 (2.80%) SC Cleared
12 61 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
13 54 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
14 53 (2.28%) CCNA
15 50 (2.15%) CCA
16 46 (1.98%) MCSD
17 28 (1.21%) CCNP
17 28 (1.21%) VTSP
18 24 (1.03%) NCDA
18 24 (1.03%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.90%) SLA
2 46 (1.98%) QA
3 20 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) WAI
7 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.086%) COBIT
8 2 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.043%) TickIT
9 1 (0.043%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
System Software
1 466 (20.08%) Active Directory
2 319 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 216 (9.31%) Hyper-V
4 148 (6.38%) vSphere
5 99 (4.27%) XenApp
6 65 (2.80%) XenDesktop
7 59 (2.54%) VMware ESX
8 30 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (1.03%) vCloud
10 23 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 22 (0.95%) Terminal Services
12 17 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.26%) XenServer
17 4 (0.17%) RHEV
18 3 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
18 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
19 2 (0.086%) Squid
Systems Management
1 63 (2.71%) SCCM
2 42 (1.81%) SCOM
3 35 (1.51%) Backup Exec
4 31 (1.34%) Nagios
5 26 (1.12%) WSUS
6 25 (1.08%) NetBackup
6 25 (1.08%) SCDPM
7 18 (0.78%) SCVMM
8 13 (0.56%) Data Guard
9 12 (0.52%) SCOrch
9 12 (0.52%) XenMobile
10 10 (0.43%) AppDNA
10 10 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.43%) MOM
11 9 (0.39%) SCSM
12 8 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (0.26%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 485 (20.90%) VMware
2 318 (13.70%) Citrix
3 213 (9.18%) Cisco
4 157 (6.76%) Oracle
5 127 (5.47%) HP
6 115 (4.95%) NetApp
7 96 (4.14%) EMC
8 93 (4.01%) IBM
9 54 (2.33%) Symantec
10 46 (1.98%) Cognos
11 41 (1.77%) Apple
12 38 (1.64%) Red Hat
13 33 (1.42%) Business Objects
14 31 (1.34%) Adobe
15 30 (1.29%) Dell
16 24 (1.03%) Twitter
17 21 (0.90%) Avaya
18 18 (0.78%) Juniper
18 18 (0.78%) 3PAR
19 17 (0.73%) Sitecore
Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
eCom Recruitment
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits, great role
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago